Online Reputation Infographic You don't have to be running for president to care about your online reputation. Almost everything you do online is easy to track, especially when you're using social media sites. This infographic shows you how to manage your "e-reputation," perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career. Gathered by digital marketing firm KBSD, it's a treasure trove of tips, techniques and information about what companies and individuals are looking for inside your personal profiles and social information, and what you can do to show off your best side to those who might want to find out unflattering things about you. It's not too late to protect yourself and polish up your online image. So now that you've grown up (you have grown up, haven't you?) Infographic courtesy KBSD, photo courtesy iStockphoto/Yuri Arcurs
12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints 12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints contributed by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your ‘digital footprint,’ you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. For students having grown up in a social/digital environment, helping them see where and how they’re vulnerable may be the most critical step. But after a little Google searching and social media dots connecting, just seeing the breadth of info about us that exists online is enough to spur them to action. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
THINK Poster The Nerdy Teacher 3 Step plan for a digital makeover Who controls your online identity? Google or you? If your answer is Google, it's time to take control with this three step plan. Step 1) Analyze your digital footprint. Know what the internet says about you. Think about what you like and what you'd like to change. Step 2) Determine a headline. i.e. Who do you want to be known as on the internet? Step 3) Update your digital image. Create your digital resume, profiles, images, and clean up anything you don't want out there using the sites below. Once you've updated your image, be patient. THINK Poster Mind Mapping Software - Brainstorm Online
Fleas in a Bottle?: Will Social Networking Stymie Personal Development of Youth? | jhengstler's blog Recently I was giving a workshop on digital footprints at the CUEBC Conference Saturday at Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, BC. A digital footprint is the collection of all the traces you leave in electronic environments as you use or move through them. Some is content you actively volunteer—like your Facebook profile. Other material is passive—the cookies a site stores in your browser, the content your district collects about your use of their equipment, etc. All this data can be aggregated to build a profile of you and your behavior—to profile you in the FBI-sense of the word. The PEW Report, Digital Footprints (2007) states that what can be found and assembled through a simple Google search today, used to take a private investigator months to do. We are living in an unprecedented era with regard to digital footprints. For those of us in our 30’s & 40’s, our digital footprints began at just about the same time we were entering mature adulthood. What will be the effects? Like this:
Five-Minute Films "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
Simple Collaborative Mind Maps - Coggle Digital Birth: Welcome to the Online World AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Uploading prenatal sonogram photographs, tweeting pregnancy experiences, making online photo albums of children from birth, and even creating email addresses for babies - today’s parents are increasingly building digital footprints for their children prior to and from the moment they are born. “Our research shows that the trend is increasing for a child’s digital birth to coincide with and in many cases pre-date their real birth date. A quarter of babies have sonogram photos posted online before they have even physically entered into the world. ”Tweet this Internet security company AVG surveyed mothers in North America (USA and Canada), the EU5 (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain), Australia/New Zealand and Japan, and found that 81 percent of children under the age of two currently have some kind of digital profile or footprint, with images of them posted online. Key results USA - 92%Canada - 84% Australia - 84%New Zealand - 91%Japan - 43% USA - 33%Canada - 37%
Junior Poster Hands-On Websites Kids Love Here is a gold mine of edu-websites that every teacher should check out. Iknowthat.com – High energy, engaging games in math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, and thinking games all to be found here either by subject or grade level. Into the Book - a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Your class can watch our engaging 15-minute videos, and try the online interactive activities. Behind the Lesson provides teachers with information and teaching resources for each strategy. Math Baseball - FunBrain.com, an award-winning interactive learning and "edutainment Web site" links K-8 children, parents, and teachers together with its fun math baseball game that you can play by yourself or with friends. Our quick overview of some helpful classroom management tools for taking polls...